Empower Manufacturing

Empower is a manufacturer of precision metal shafts and components. For over 40 years, they have delivered high quality shafts to manufacturers of specialized motors and pumps in a wide range of industries from aerospace to oil & gas. 9.29 Holdings acquired the business in 2018 and embarked on a top-to-bottom rebrand, improved employee recruitment & retention, and leveraged digital marketing to expand their customer base. Several years of strong growth lead to a successful merger with a complementary business in 2023, positioning Empower Manufacturing for continued growth and success. Empower Manufacturing represents our philosophy of working with family-owned businesses with a strong foundation to preserve the legacy while catalyzing continuous improvement.

Franklin Brazing

As the name suggests, Franklin Brazing & Metal Treating specializes in brazing, annealing, and assembling stainless and carbon steel components utilizing high-quality alloys such as copper and nickel. Their primary goal is to ensure their customers’ production timelines remain on schedule while meeting stringent quality standards. It was evident from our first visit to their immaculate 51,000 square foot facility that they were doing something different and special. From their innovative continuous belt furnaces to their hands-on customer service team, 9.29 Holdings is proud to be an investor and active advisor to this remarkable 50+ year old company.You deserve a manufacturing partner that cares about your success and can deliver the products you need on time. That’s where we come in.

Diesel Power Group

Diesel Power Group is a 40+ year old diesel engine remanufacturing company located in Pierceton, Indiana. We became interested in the company after experiencing firsthand the time, effort, and perfectionism that goes into their dynamic remanufacturing process. The end quality of the engines they reman, in many cases, extend beyond factory specifications. A certified dealer of Caterpillar engines, DPG’s capabilities include remanufacturing Cummins, Detroit, John Deere, Volvo, Mack, and a range of comparable engines. Their commitment to excellence and the pioneering spirit of engineering continue to drive advancements and set standards that define quality and reliability in diesel engine remanufacturing.

Investment Criteria

9.29 Holdings’ investment criteria is rooted in our experience and values as active investors, entrepreneurs, and engineers.

Small & Mid-Sized

We evaluate deals with companies generating between $500,000 – $10,000,000 in EBITDA annually.

Privately Owned

Our portfolio focuses on family businesses and privately held companies.


Our managers and advisors, as well as the businesses in which we invest are located in the tri-state region of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. 


We invest in businesses with at least a decade of experience, a strong track record, and a legacy of excellent customer relationships.

Niche Focus

9.29 Holdings’ investment categories include advanced manufacturing in aerospace and OEM, applied engineering and technology, software as a service, and medical device, supply, and distribution.